Cowboy Coffee Recipe

Coffee
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Ingredients

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  • 1 quart filtered water
  • 1 cup freshly ground coffee (coarse grind; same as French press)
  • 1 whole egg shell
  • ½ cup cold water
  • Milk, for serving
  • Sugar and other sweeteners, for serving

You'll have everyone feelin' right at home on the range if you finish off the evening with cowboy coffee and lip-smacking Good, Bad, and the Fudgy Brownies. Just make sure they wipe any stray cow patties off their boots before they kick them up on the coffee table.

[Editor's note: Adding the eggshell to the coffee is an old cowboy trick that helps reduce the acidity and clarify the brew (and is thought to weigh down the grinds).]

Click here to see a Cowboy-Themed Summer Cookout.

Directions

Bring water to a boil over the campfire in a large saucepan or coffee pot. Add the coffee grounds and eggshell to boiling water. Return to a boil, remove from heat, and slowly pour in the cold-water, letting the coffee grounds and eggshell settle to the bottom, about 5-10 minutes. Using a ladle, spoon the cowboy coffee into rustic mugs. (I like using the blue-speckled tin camping cups.) Add milk and sweetener of choice to taste. And use any remaining coffee to extinguish the campfire. 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

17 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat, Low Sodium Fat Free, Low Fat Abs, Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Dairy Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:

1%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 0g 0%
  • Carbs 13g 4%
  • Saturated 0g 0%
  • Fiber 1g 2%
  • Sugars 1g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 2g 5%
  • Sodium 53mg 2%
  • Calcium 40mg 4%
  • Magnesium 27mg 7%
  • Potassium 154mg 4%
  • Iron 0mg 1%
  • Zinc 0mg 3%
  • Phosphorus 39mg 6%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 3%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 11%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 4%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 1%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 8µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 0%
  • Vitamin K 0µg 0%
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